Community news from Sonoma County towns
CLOVERDALE: Film series features LGBT content
The latest offering of The Alexander Valley Film Society (AVFS), “Out in Alexander Valley: Celebrating LGBT Stories,” will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at The Clover Theater, 131 E. First St., with a screening of “Closet Monster,” an award-winning narrative feature out of Canada.
According to Executive Director Kathryn Hecht, “This builds upon our history of screening LGBT content in Northern Sonoma County.
In the first annual Alexander Valley Film Festival in 2015, one of the featured films was “The Year We Thought About Love,” a documentary about queer youth in Boston working together in a theatrical environment to strengthen themselves and their community.
AVFS also showcased “Tangerine,” a cutting-edge narrative featuring trans actresses and the realities of trans sex workers in Los Angeles.
Visit avfilmsociety.org to purchase tickets and for more information.
CLOVERDALE: Comedy workshop coming to Grange Hall
Jim Richardson, artistic director of the Redwood Empire Players and owner of “Organized Comedy,” will be teaching a “Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy” workshop from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on six consecutive Thursdays from Aug. 4 to Sept. 13 at the Grange Hall, 201 N. Commercial St.
While the workshop is touted as excellent training for actors, speakers and stand-up comics, Richardson says it is also perfect for those taking it to better learn to communicate, both personally and professionally.
Cost for the six classes is $300. For more information and to register online, visit jimrichardson.com/localComedyClasses.
HEALDSBURG: Gallery features works of sculptor Joey Enos
From July 9-Sept.3, Hammerfriar Gallery, 132 Mill St., hosts sculptor Joey Enos. According to Sarah Hotchkiss of KQED Arts, “Enos makes his sculptures with simple materials — carved foam and layers of paint, to resemble column-like combinations of weathered planks, giant spikes, riveted sheets of metals and discarded tires.”
Enos is working on a three-part documentary on the Mudflats of Emeryville.
The gallery is open Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. hammerfriar.com.
HEALDSBURG: Art show featuring reflections and shadows
The Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St., opens “Reflections - Shadows,” an art show featuring reflective materials and dark shapes, on Thursday, July 21. The show runs through Aug.28. The artist reception is from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 23. An “artist salon” is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, and “poetry night” is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.17. The closing tea is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug.28.
The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and is closed on Tuesdays. 707-431-1970 or healdsburgcenterforthearts.com.
HEALDSBURG: 18 artists featured in exhibit of drawings
Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave., is currently showing “A Fine Line,” featuring the work of 18 artists. The show is meant to “call attention to this oldest of the visual arts... with 35 works by living masters and great practitioners of the art of drawing,” according to a gallery statement.
The gallery is open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Tuesdays. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Aug.21. zpaulmahdergallery.com.
HEALDSBURG: Summer book sale coming to regional library
The Friends of the Healdsburg Library announces its summer book sale from Wednesday, Aug.3-Saturday, Aug.6 at the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St.
The sale opens Wednesday from 1-6 p.m. and includes special and gift books. No scanners are allowed between 1-3 p.m. The following two days, the sale is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The sale ends Saturday with a $5 bag sale. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Friends of the Healdsburg Library exists to help fund library programs and projects. Membership is $5 a year. A lifetime membership can be purchased for $100. The FOHL meets the first Tuesday of each month in the forum room at the library. FOHL also publish a newsletter, as well as a column in a local newspaper. 707-433-3772.